current_page_parent is wrong?! (4 posts)

  1. eswhite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm using the a call to wp_list_pages() in my sidebar and would like to setup some JS/CSS to hide all the sub-pages of other parent-pages. My page structure is:

    # Visitors’ Guide (page-id-7)
    * Events Calendar
    * Island News
    * Services
    * Island History & Culture
    * Attractions
    * Accommodations
    * Find Local Businesses
    * Directions & Travel Info
    # Getting Here
    * Island Map
    # About
    * Site Map
    * For Advertisers

    For some reason, on some pages that are children of Visitors' Guide, .current_page_parent is assigned to the wrong li.

    For example:
    - when Island News or Events Calendar are the current page, Island news is assigned .current_page_parent
    - when Directions & Travel Info is the current page, Visitors' Guide is assigned .current_page_parent (as it should be)

    The wierdest thing is that Events Calendar & Island News have a div #content with the class .parent-pageid-7 (as it should be), so it's not messed up everywhere.

    Where do you think this is getting screwed up? (Deleting the Island News page and re-creating it did not help.)

  2. eswhite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is nobody responding because I put this question in the wrong section or because you're not sure what's going on?

  3. cdembinski
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If I'm getting this correctly, you want to display the sub pages (children) only if you are on that parent page.

    with the wp_list_pages you should be able to exclude the sub pages by setting the depth to 1. But to set it up by parent, I think you will need an if statement and will have to do it in your sidebar template.

    maybe someone else will have a better solution.

  4. eswhite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @cdembinski thanks for the reply.
    To clarify: I'm hiding/showing the sub-pages using JavaScript, and it works fine *most* of the time. It isn't working on particular pages because for some reason the .current_page_parent class is being applied incorrectly. I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this because it seems like a database error.

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